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Sunday, August 18, 2019
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February 29, 1712

February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.
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June 28, 1712
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.


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